We would be nothing without the people who love us, especially our Moms. And with Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to give due credit and remember how amazing our moms are and all the things they do/have done for us. If you’re on a budget, look no further. Below is a list of ideas to show your mom how much she means to you. And whether the gift is simple or a little on the high end, remember it’s the thought that counts.
· Simple Sentiments ·
~Bouquet of Edible Arrangements/Flowers~
You can’t go wrong with a bouquet of flowers. It’s a simple but classic way of showing that you’re thinking of her. If you want to spruce it up a bit, give your mom the gift of not just beauty, but taste with deliverable Edible Arrangements. Not only can your mom have a bouquet of “flowers”, she can also eat them without feeling guilty. A healthy and more fun alternative to chocolates and flowers, though I’m sure your mom wouldn’t mind either.
~Scrapbook of Pictures~
Moms love looking at pictures, and whether you want to go the old fashioned way with arts and crafts or create it through more tech-savy measures, you can be sure, Mom will love it. It’s simple and will pull at her heart strings.
~Home Cooked Meal + A Clean House~
If you’re younger and have no monetary means to buy a gift, then how about the latter? Think of how happy Mom would be coming home to a good meal and a clean house. Make sure to clean the dishes after and let her feel relaxed by spending the evening with her watching her favorite movie complete with popcorn and her favorite snacks.
· Under $50 ·
~Bath Set/Bath Subscription Set~
For moms that love relaxing in a warm tub of rose petals and wine to relieve stress, I highly recommend shopping the gift sets at Lush. They have so many options to choose from that can accommodate your price range and needs. Another alternative are bath subscriptions such as Bath Envy or Bliss Bathhouse for relaxation never ends. Be sure to pair the gift with a bottle of wine and some candles for some extra points.
~A Good Book/Book Club Subscription~
If Mom prefers a quiet night in with a good book, then maybe it’s time to set her up with a book box subscription. There are super affordable sets such as Book of the Month for only $9.50 – you get a free book when you join! For more subscription boxes not limited to books, check out Crate Joy.
If mom loves wearing make-up even if it’s just as simple as lipstick, then getting her make-up you know she’d like is always a safe choice.
· Under $150 ·
Scents that inspire confidence and femininity such as Oscar de la Renta’s new luxury fragrance Bella Blanca is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Get an extra 15% off when you purchase at Macy’s by using promo code: FRIEND. If Mom, loves perfume, get her something a little more luxurious and make her feel like a real queen.
~Spa Day for Two~
What mom doesn’t love a day spent at the nail salon with a massage and facial to boot? Give her the gift of relaxation and time. I’m sure Mom would love nothing more than to spend the day with you.
Who doesn’t love brunch? If I could brunch everyday, I would! Brunch food is my fav! Afternoon tea is another good alternative for something a little more elegant and can be found at most resort hotels. Best of all are the good conversations and quality time spent with Mom over good food.
· Under $250 ·
~Cooking Set/Tea Set~
For the mamas that like to whip up amazing concoctions in the kitchen, go for cooking wear especially the kind that make her life easier in the kitchen by eliminating a manual task. Going back to afternoon tea, maybe your mom enjoys more elegant pleasures like afternoon tea and a good book. Make sure the tea set comes with tiered plates for the classic look.
For the moms who love doing activities, class packages either for exercise, cooking, or even meditation are perfect Mother’s Day gifts. Check out your local gym or the nearest Sur le Table and book a few classes for you and Mom.
~Fit Bit/Smart Watch~
Active moms that love to be fit and healthy will love the benefits of owning a Fit Bit. Pricey, but worth it. If you’re mom is on the tech savvy side, check out Kate Spade’s Smart Watch – though they range from $200-300, it’s well worth it to give mom something functional but also stylish for everyday use.
· $plurge ·
~Charm Bracelet/Jewelry from Tiffany’s~
We used to associate charm bracelets as gifts given between best friends, but if we had to be completely honest with ourselves, Mom is the ultimate best friend over all our best friends. So give her the best of the best, the ultimate symbol of friendship with a touch of simple luxury from Tiffany’s.
All moms need bags. My own mom brings so many things around, it’s impossible for her not to have one. Get her a special kind of gift this year and splurge on something that will really wow her. Spoil her on her special day by getting her a designer bag. Order at Louis Vuitton by tomorrow and receive the bag in the mail by Mother’s Day.
~Getaway for Two~
The ultimate gift comes in the form of travel and quality time. Take your mom on a getaway for two to a travel destination on her bucket list. She’ll be very grateful and you’ll be able to make amazing memories with her. Check out Travel and Leisure’s Best Places for a Mom and Daughter getaway for some amazing locations.
Moms are the real life Wonder Women in our lives. They are our closest confidant, our best friend, and the person who has given all of herself even when there is nothing left to gift to ensure our happiness. We would nothing without our Mothers, so give it lots of real thought, and give her the best Mother’s Day yet. Be sure to add a personal touch to each gift whether that be a handwritten note, pictures, engravings, or an inside joke to make your gift unique. Good luck!